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Today's News

  • Lost child found safe

    It wasn’t trained professionals or search dogs that found a missing 6- year-old boy on Tuesday. Instead, it was the voice of his 5-year-old friend that brought Terry Shears out of his hiding spot.

    The drama took around two hours to unfold.

    Brenda Shears said she was preparing to take her son Terry to the doctor when she sent him out to the car.

  • CCHS rips ’Jackets, 12-1, to pick up second victory

    Justin Willoughby threw a one-hitter Saturday afternoon against visiting Williamsburg (Ky.) to lead Campbell County High School’s baseball team to a 12-1 victory.

    It was the second win of the year for the Cougars (0-4 district, 2-6 overall) who lost the second game they played on Saturday afternoon to Cumberland Gap by an identical score.

  • Blue Devils pin 12-4 defeat on Sunbright

    Jellico High School’s baseball team was on its way Thursday afternoon to a doubleheader sweep of Sunbright when the Blue Devils ran out of daylight.

    The Blue Devils (1-1 district, 1-1 overall) crushed the Tigers, 12-4, in the first game and were winning the nightcap, 6-5, when the umpire suspended play because of a problem with the stadium lights at Carroll-Wilson Field.

    “I’d like to have gotten that one in,” said Jellico coach Randy Moses.

    “That would’ve put us 2-1 in the district.”

  • Jellico girls on 3-game win streak

    It didn’t take long for the Jellico High School Lady Blue Devils to put a heartbreaking loss to Coalfield behind them.

    Jellico (2-1 district, 3-1 overall) reeled off three consecutive victories, including a doubleheader sweep Thursday afternoon of Sunbright, to stay afloat in the District 4-A softball race.

    The Lady Blue Devils are having to compete in a much tougher league this year after moving over from District 2-A. Prior to last season, Jellico had gone 10 years without losing a district game.

  • Chapman sets new meet record at Y-12 Invitational

    Campbell County’s girls made a good showing last weekend at the 2nd annual Y-12 Track and Field Invitational hosted the Hardin Valley Academy.

    With athletes qualifying for sectionals in half a dozen different events, the Lady Cougars placed fourth in a field of 18 complete teams.

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman turned in the top finish for Campbell County with a 5-5 high jump, which set both stadium and meet records. Bearden’s Mary Hirst, who went on to win a Class AAA state championship last year in high jump, set the old mark of 5-2.

  • Middle school baseball team begins inaugural season

    It has often been rumored to occur, people talked about it, but nothing had been realized, until January 2010 when CCHS Head Baseball Coach Brad Collette held tryouts for the new Campbell County Middle School baseball team.

    A team was selected and practices began. Collette selected the team from both Jacksboro and LaFollette middle schools, so the team would play together as the CCMS Cougars just as the high school team.

    The players are coached by the high school staff, learning unity, tradition and proper baseball to serve as a feeder to the high school program.

  • Jacksboro teams place 3rd and 4th at Lenoir City meet

    Jacksboro Middle School’s track and field teams competed in its second meet of the season on Tuesday, March 23 at Lenoir City.

    Along with host Lenoir City, the 8-team field also included Webb, North Middle, LaFollette, Cherokee, Carpenters and Tennessee School for the Deaf.

    The Lady Eagles finished third in the girl’s team standings with 101 points. North’s girls won the meet with 123 points. Webb was runner-up with 107 points.

  • Final list of candidates in the 2010 election
  • White Bridge Park hits obstacles

    After years of planning, lining up funds and wading through what seemed to be miles of red tape, tangible work on the White Bridge Park project kicked off last November with a ground breaking ceremony.

    But it appears that progress was in jeopardy as of Monday.

  • Spring brings increase in wildfires

    Spring has sprung.  

    Seemingly overnight trees have become full of white and pink blossoms and budding leaves.  Unfortunately, accompanying the blooming foliage that signals the end of one of the dreariest winters in years are fires that threaten the beauty that just arrived.

    The drier weather and increased winds across the East Tennessee region made conditions right for wildfires, according to a statement issued by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division.